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Democrat Paulette Jordan to face incumbent Jim Risch in Idaho Senate race

Former Idaho state Rep. Paulette Jordan prevailed in the state’s Democratic primary and will face Sen. Jim Risch (R-Idaho) in the fall.

Risch, who was unopposed in the Republican primary, will be the heavy favorite in November in the deep-red state. Risch easily won a second term in 2014 with 65 percent of the vote.

Jordan, who unsuccessfully run for Idaho governor in 2018, defeated Democratic rival Jim Vandermaas in the Democratic primary Tuesday. She led with 86 percent of the vote after 47 percent of precincts had reported, according to The Associated Press.

 

Tags 2020 primaries Idaho Jim Risch Paulette Jordan

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